The Cost of Being a Cleaning Lady

This post is not about the monetary costs, or the havoc the job wreaks on your body in the terms of labor or using harsh chemicals daily. What I am talking about here is the emotional cost, the cost of working with people for ten, fifteen years and being involved in there lives, watching their kids grow up, and sometimes watching them die. I have … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Cleaning Lady

Ironing to the Oldies

Today I go to my eldest client’s house. Well, it’s not a house. She lives in an independent living community. It’s really just a big hotel-looking building with little apartments in it and a rec room for bingo. It’s a very nice place but I always feel like I’m walking back in time when I go there.  Ornate furniture lines the lobby with grandfather clocks … Continue reading Ironing to the Oldies